"I am still convinced that a good, simple, homemade cookie is preferable to all the store-bought cookies one can find."
I was asked to bake some cookies for a wedding party. (yes, that one) The bride wanted nothing fancy and no chocolate! ( wardrobe malfxns) . I gave them a selection of nice butter cookies, and some lemon cookies.
Here is the result---->German Spritzgebäck Kekse
"Kekse" translates as cookie from German . Pronounced like "cakes"
.....from this very nice website germanchristmaskekse
This site provides a recipe calculator. It will formulate the recipe based on how many cookies you want to make !!
German Spritzgebäck Kekse
8 oz flour
3 oz powdered sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
1 egg white
1 egg yolk
7 oz butter
2 oz cornstarch
pinch zested lemon ( optional)
- Line baking sheets with baking paper
- Preheat the oven 350F (325F fan assisted)
- Whisk soft butter, powdered sugar and vanilla sugar until light and frothy
- Mix in eggs, egg yolks and lemon peel
- Mix flour and cornstarch
- Blend into dough mixture
- Fill dough into piping bag with star nozzle
- Pipe different shapes onto baking sheets, try circles, S - shapes or bow ties!
- Bake on middle shelf for 10 - 15 minutes until lightly golden
- Remove cookies on baking paper from baking sheets and allow to cool completely
- If you like, dip cookie tips or half the cookie into melted chocolate coating
- Leave to set on baking paper
- Tastes best after 3 to 4 weeks
The dough pipes beautifully-easy to handle, not sticky
The backs dipped in chocolate taste similar to a "Milano" cookie
Piping trick-Measure out the lines on the parchment to keep the size of the cookie uniform. Pipe on the Opposite side, so no pencil gets on your cookies :)